Students who wish to transfer credit from a non-Brown summer abroad experience are strongly advised to obtain pre-approval for their plans.
In order to qualify for transfer credit, the summer abroad program must be at least four weeks long, include at least 4 semester hours (the equivalent of one Brown course), and earn a letter grade (a C or higher grade). Courses cannot be taken S/NC. If the program in which you are interested meets these minimum criteria and you wish to earn Brown credit, you should submit a request for approval through Brown's ASK/Advising Sidekick system. Further summer guidelines are including in the ASK system. The ASK process requires approval from both the relevant Brown department and the Office of International Programs. If the program is approved, the OIP will automatically submit the credit request information to the College's Committee on Academic Standing (CAS) and notify you of their final decision.
Students who currently receive financial aid from Brown may be eligible for additional loans for summer study abroad. Grant/scholarship money is not offered for non-Brown summer study abroad programs. Students should search for external scholarships and discuss the availability of need-based or merit scholarships through the host institution.